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    Re-Velcro NNC shoes? Adhesives experts come in her..

    My favorite pair of NNC shoes might be down in the heel but they're still my faves. But the velcro -- on top of being pretty worm out -- is coming off all the straps. I'd thought that the velcro might have been stitched on, but it turns out it's just stuck on with some kind of adhesive. I'm figgerin' it's time to try to replace the velcro. Getting velcro strips will be a snap, but what adhesive? Clearly it's gotta form a tough bond, but still has to remain flexible.

    Anybody who knows about sticky stuff needs to share some wisdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustTooBig View Post
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    Anybody who knows about sticky stuff needs to share some wisdom.
    Herm...

    I thought it was no-fap February?

    (There used to be a product out there called Shoe Goo--may work...)
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    Shoe goo or Goop ought to work
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    remove all the old adhesive and hand stitch the new stuff
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right......

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    I bought some high-end velcro (velcro brand) that was peel-and-stick. I can't recall why I originally bought this massive pack of the stuff, but when my ski jacket cuff velcro stopped holding, I cut the stitching on that stuff to get it off, and replaced it with the peel-and-stick with the intent of stitching it on, but never did. 3 years later, it's still holding perfectly. Make sure to round off all corners. But for shoe straps, you might want to stitch also. If the velcro you get isn't peel-and-stick, I'd recommend contact cement (very flexible) and stitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    remove all the old adhesive and hand stitch the new stuff
    This. My old Times did the same thing. I tried lots of things that didn't work, but finally took them to a shoe repair place and he hand-stitched the velcro to the straps.
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    as a stitching tip, use an upholstery needle and thread and pre punch the holes fir a small awl. (or use a GOOD stout thimble, jamming the end of a needle into the tip (under the nail) of your finger HURTS
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    If you can't sew it, then Barge Cement FTW.

    Strengthens over time and remains flexible. Works great for saddle repair too.

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    I had never heard of Barge Cement until today! I just ordered a tube to keep around the house! Thanks!
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    I glued new velcro onto my shoes a couple of years ago and they are still going strong.
    I think I used Gorilla Glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    This. My old Times did the same thing. I tried lots of things that didn't work, but finally took them to a shoe repair place and he hand-stitched the velcro to the straps.
    ^ this.
    HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!
    Take thee to a shoe repairman. They will have all the proper enqwipment to do the job right. They can also look over the shoes and fix other problems and generally recondition the shoes. If they can't fix em it's time for new shoes.
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